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Awesome, not awesome.

"Researchers at the Kaunas Universities in Lithuania have developed an algorithm that can predict the risk of someone developing Alzheimer’s disease from brain images with over 99% accuracy." - Alexandru Micu, Journalist Learn More from ZME Science >

#Not Awesome
"Facebook has disabled its topic recommendations after the artificial intelligence-powered feature mislabeled a video of Black men as “primates.” Facebook users who watched a video by the Daily Mail dated June 27, 2020 of Black men in altercations with white civilians and police officers were asked whether they wanted to “keep seeing videos about Primates." - Daniel Politi, Contributor Learn More from Slate >

What we're reading.

1/ A judge has ruled that AI cannot be listed as an inventor on a patent because they are not a person. Learn More from Gizmodo >

2/ A recent investigation has found rampant racial bias in home lending artificial intelligence. Specifically, 80% of Black applicants, 70% of Native American applicants, and 40% of Latino applicants are more likely to be rejected. Learn More from Forbes >

3/ South Australia is requiring citizens to use a facial recognition and geolocation app in an effort to enforce their COVID-19 quarantine regulations. Learn More from Fox News >

4/ The US Army is piloting a program that will use facial recognition and machine learning to monitor kids at their base Children Development Centers. The stated goal is to monitor the overall health and well-being of the children. Learn More from Nextgov >

5/ Can machine learning be used to help lower solar energy costs? A cornell-led group believes so and has received a $3 million government grant to find out. Learn More from Cornell Chronicle >

6/ Stanford researchers have developed machine learning algorithms that are able to determine the 3D shapes of biological molecules more accurately than ever before. Learn More from Stanford News >

7/ [FUNDING] Peak AI has raised an additional $75 million (bringing total to $119 million) as it continues to help businesses build customized AI decision-making tools. Learn More from TechCrunch >

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